Handmade Whisk Brooms
One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or work benches, whisking dirt out of the tent while camping, sweeping those dust bunnies into the dustpan, brushing fur from clothing, or using around the wood stove for little bits of wood and ash, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them. This one-day introduction to broom-making will cover three different styles of hand brooms. Using traditional broom-corn, students will learn the Shaker style, Turkey Wing, and Hawk Tail Style methods with experienced broom maker Marybeth Garmoe. Students will explore the usefulness of this old craft, find a new appreciation for the various decorative and functional styles of brooms, and leave prepared to take on further broom making projects with confidence–not to mention at least three hand brooms ready to work and beautiful enough to hang on a wall!
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
- carving knife (available for purchase at the North House School Store)
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.